LoRa Basics Station up to 2.0.3 use after free

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in LoRa Basics Station up to 2.0.3. This issue affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-416. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

In LoRa Basics Station before 2.0.4, there is a Use After Free vulnerability that leads to memory corruption. This bug is triggered on 32-bit machines when the CUPS server responds with a message (https://doc.sm.tc/station/cupsproto.html#http-post-response) where the signature length is larger than 2 GByte (never happens in practice), or the response is crafted specifically to trigger this issue (i.e. the length signature field indicates a value larger than (2**31)-1 although the signature actually does not contain that much data). In such a scenario, on 32 bit machines, Basic Station would execute a code path, where a piece of memory is accessed after it has been freed, causing the process to crash and restarted again. The CUPS transaction is typically mutually authenticated over TLS. Therefore, in order to trigger this vulnerability, the attacker would have to gain access to the CUPS server first. If the user chose to operate without authentication over TLS but yet is concerned about this vulnerability, one possible workaround is to enable TLS authentication. This has been fixed in 2.0.4.

The weakness was released 06/22/2020 (GitHub Repository). It is possible to read the advisory at github.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2020-4060 since 12/30/2019. The attack may be initiated remotely. The successful exploitation needs a simple authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

Upgrading to version 2.0.4 eliminates this vulnerability.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.7

VulDB Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Temp Score: 5.7
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NVD Base Score: 4.1
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-416
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Basics Station 2.0.4


12/30/2019 CVE assigned
06/22/2020 +175 days Advisory disclosed
06/23/2020 +1 days VulDB entry created
10/26/2020 +125 days VulDB last update


Advisory: github.com
Status: Not defined
Confirmation: 🔒

CVE: CVE-2020-4060 (🔒)


Created: 06/23/2020 11:11 AM
Updated: 10/26/2020 04:27 PM
Changes: (1) source_cve_cna
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